New York, (IANS)| Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his 22-minute address before the United Nations General Assembly on Saturday pitched the idea of India’s power in terms of science, technology, culture and problem-solving capability on a ‘unique’ scale.
PM Modi stressed that when Indians progress, the world’s development also gets momentum. In his address, Modi said, “When India grows, the world grows. When India improves, the world changes. Science and technology based innovations happening in India can make a big contribution to the world. Our Both the scalability of the technology solutions and their cost-effectiveness are unparalleled.”
Here are 10 highlights of Modi’s speech:
Ambition: “It is the strength of India’s democracy that a small child who once helped his father at a T-stall in a railway station is addressing the UNGA for the fourth time today, as the Prime Minister of India.
Democracy: As the Chief Minister of Gujarat for the longest time and then the Prime Minister of India for the last 7 years, I have been serving the countrymen in the role of Head of Government for 20 years. I am saying from my own experience. Yes, democracy can deliver. Yes. Democracy has delivered.”
Banking: “In the last seven years, more than 43 crore people have been connected to the banking system in India, who were deprived of it till now. Today, more than 36 crore such people have also got insurance cover, which earlier did not even think about it. could.”
Health care: “By providing free treatment to more than 50 crore people, India has connected them with quality health service. India has made 30 million pucca houses, homeless families as homeowners.”
Water Supply: “Polluted water is a big problem not only in India but for the whole world and especially for poor and developing countries. To tackle this challenge in India, we are running a huge campaign to provide piped clean water to more than 170 million households. “
India and Indians: “Every sixth person in the world is an Indian. When Indians progress, so does the development of the world. When India grows, the world grows. When India improves, the world changes.”
Science and technology: “Science and technology based innovations happening in India can make a big contribution to the world. Both the scale of our technological solutions and their low cost are unmatched. Over 3.5 billion transactions per month through Unified Payment Interface (UPI) in India are happening.”
Vaccine: “I would like to inform UNGA that India has developed the world’s first DNA vaccine, which can be administered to all people above the age of 12. Another mRNA vaccine is in the final stages of development.”
Investment Opportunity: “I also invite vaccine makers around the world. Come, make a vaccine in India.”
Terrorism: “Countries with regressive thinking are using terrorism as a political tool. These countries should understand that terrorism is an equally great threat to them. At the same time, it is absolutely necessary to ensure that the territory of Afghanistan is used. Not for spreading terrorism or terrorist attacks.”
Emphasizing on tackling terrorism, PM Modi further said, “We also have to be careful that no country tries to use the delicate situation there as a tool, for its selfishness. At this time The people of Afghanistan, the women and children there, the minorities there, need help and in this we have to fulfill our responsibility by providing help to them.”